Wednesday, June 02, 2010

RailGate Lockdown....Only The Chosen Few Get The Memo


As mentioned earlier, Day 4 of the Real RailGate Trial was cancelled again today.

Here is CBC British Columbia's report:

"...On Monday Judge Anne MacKenzie announced the trial would be adjourned until Wednesday so the legal teams could discuss undisclosed issues.

But on Wednesday the doors of the courtroom remained locked and no further reasons for the delay were given..."

So, what happened?

Well, the CBC scribe, who is unbylined in the story online, went to work, apparently after the fact, and located a 'source' who spilled the beans:

"...a source told CBC News that lawyers for the defence called in late on Tuesday afternoon to ask for another day to work out legal matters...."


It turns out that there a number of other proMedia reporters who also filed stories on the closure did so without even showing up at the courtroom this morning to find those locked doors.

In other words, it would appear that some person or persons alerted the latter group to the lockdown beforehand.

Why would we come to such a tentative conclusion?

Because the people's journalist, Robin Mathews, was there.

And this is what he had to say:

...The electronic court list announced the BC Rail Scandal Basi, Virk, and Basi trial would go forward at ten a.m. this morning. It didn't.

"The club" was informed. Most of the Mainstream Press and Media didn't appear - having been told through their grapevine that the day was adjourned. The "public"? Who cares about the public?.....


Even our friend Ian, who is recovering from a bout of pretty brutal medical treatment, showed up to bear witness, given the fact that the Court listings, as Mr Mathews noted above, said that today's session was a go.


I mean, what gives here?Link

Is it really possible that the members of the proMedia's self-accrediting inner-sanctum are viewed as being more important than the members of the public by the officers of the court?

And over at Mary's frequent visitor NVG mentions that he, too, showed up to bear witness to no avail.


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